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Nortin Antivirus free dowload?

I have windows 2000 profesional as OS in my computer. I want to install anti virus protection for my computer? Can any body let me know where i can find its free download? I guess its available only on purchse which i heard from my friend, but i would like to know if there is any chance if i can download it freely?  If not what is the closes software which i can install equivalent to norton antivirus untill i get the original norton antivirus?  Please help me.
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psmanish
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war1Commented:
Psmanish,
   You can get AVG Anti-Virus software for free. It has updates like Norton.

http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm?session=2b185197d4b454ab24a6e383a09d3a05

Best wishes, Warren
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psmanishAuthor Commented:
Hey Warren

Thanks for the quick response.

So this AVG anti virus software is that work similar to norton? So can i download it for free is it?

Manish
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psmanishAuthor Commented:
Hey Warren

One quick question have you used this AVG Anti Virus before and how effective is this compared to norton or others?  In other words how do you rate it?

Manish
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war1Commented:
Yes, it is free for personal use. Some people perfer AVG over Norton because it does not take up much resources.

I've used it on and off. I preferred Norton because I like the way it handles email attachments.
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war1Commented:
Yes, it is free for personal use. Some people perfer AVG over Norton because it does not take up much resources.

I've used it on and off. I preferred Norton because I like the way it handles email attachments.
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matguyCommented:
I personally use AVG and many of my customers also use it and everyone seems to like it.  AVG does run all the time and will warn you if you try to open an infected file, you can also set it to scan at regular intervals.  AVG does free automatic updates on a schedule and the updates are fairly frequent with quick response to new viruses.  I have often seen AVG find and clean viruses that Norton or Mcaffe has missed.
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war1Commented:
Psmanish,
    We have not heard from you? Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more questions? If an Expert help you, please accept his/her answer and provide him with an excellent or good grade.

Thanks, war1
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psmanishAuthor Commented:
Hello Warren :

I did post replies in the next day itself. Yes i tried to use AVG but it says some virus is infected in my system i am not sure what do. It is not able to rectify that.  It is such that its not making me to login to MSN messanger. But in general its working fine and very handy i beieve.

Thanks and Regds
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war1Commented:
Psmanish, does AVG offer to delete or quarantine the virus?
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psmanishAuthor Commented:
I d't not offer? What is that suppose to mean? Quarantine?
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war1Commented:
When an anti-virus program finds a virus, it offers to delete or quarantine. Quarantine means to "hide" the virus, so that it does not infect the rest of the system.
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psmanishAuthor Commented:
No i d't offer i believe.
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psmanishAuthor Commented:
How abt. macfee antivirus? Is that good? Let me folks.
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war1Commented:
psmanish,
   You original question was that you were looking for a FREE anti-virus program. I found one for you, AVG. Macafee anti-virus is not free and is not good. Norton is better.

Since I answered your question, why a C? here are the guidelines for grading:

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